People who live in downtown Regina say their outlook of the area is improving.
The Regina Downtown Business Improvement District recently released the results of a survey, in which business owners and those who conduct their daily affairs in the downtown core had their opinions gathered on the happenings in the area.
According to the results, Executive Director Judith Veresuk says the general public was fairly pleased with the increase in dining and entertainment options available to them.
Part of that can be attributed to the growth of some local events.
“Things like the Highland Games and the Folk Festival, all of those events that have been here for quite a while, they’re just getting bigger and better.”
Veresuk said people are generally pleased with the quality of life offered in the downtown core to those conducting business or pleasure affairs, but there some areas, according to the survey, which remain matters of concern and need to be improved upon, particularly parking and vehicular traffic.
“Parking has always been a challenge, with respect to enforcement,” she acknowledged. “We haven’t had a change in the number of parking spots. In fact, we’ve been having a lot of turn over.”
Veresuk suspects the answers to that particular survey question could be influenced by people having a negative interaction with parking enforcement personnel.